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Lifespan Respite Washington
Information about the availability and type of respite for those in need, from parents caring for children to children caring for their parents. Applications for respite vouchers on the website.
http://www.lifespanrespitewa.org/

Healthy Children (American Academy of Pediatrics)
The most comprehensive and informative sight on the internet for parents and caregivers. This website is developed and provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/Pages/default.aspx

A School Nurse's Guide to Kids' Health and Safety
Guide that covers common school illnesses, "basic personal hygiene musts", food allergies in school, concussions, children's exercise and nutrition guidelines, and additional resources.
http://www.rntobsn.org/resources/school-nurses-guide-to-kids-health-and-safety/

Seattle Children's Hospital Safety Information
Children's offers a huge array health and safety resources: videos, articles and handouts on topics including infection and disease, first aid and safety, emotions, behavior, nutrition, and fitness.
http://www.seattlechildrens.org/safety-wellness/safety/

Medline Plus: Child Development
MedlinePlus brings together information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. The Child Development section of the website contains latest news, updates, research info, overviews of child development, specific conditions and issues--all related to children and health.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/childdevelopment.html

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
The CPSC Provides updates on recalled toys, children's furniture, and other products, and can deliver this information to your email box.
http://www.cpsc.gov/

Post Partum Depression Campaign
The Washington State Postpartum Depression (PPD) Awareness Campaign is committed to addressing PPD in ways that will inform, inspire and impact the future health of women, children and their families in Washington. This website contains basic information about PPD, support group contact information, brochures, internet links, a research section, and more.
http://www.del.wa.gov/development/strengthening/speakup.aspx

Within Reach
Within Reach provides essential resources for family health, including connections to free or low-cost health insurance (Medicaid, SCHIP, and Children's Health Insurance), nutrition resources (food stamps, WIC, food banks), family planning services, low cost child care, and immunizations.
http://www.withinreachwa.org/